Who Sang I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-3-17
length: 2:03

Hey, I'm just an old chunk of coal
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day
I'm gonna grow and glow 'til I'm so blue pure perfect
I'm gonna put a smile on ev'rybody's face

I'm gonna kneel and pray ev'ry day
Lest I should become vain along the way
I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day

I'm gonna learn the best way to walk
I'm gonna search and find a better way to talk
I'm gonna spit and polish my old rough-edged self
'Til I get rid of ev'ry single flaw

I'm gonna be the world's best friend
I'm gonna go 'round shakin' ev'rybody's hand
Hey, I'm gonna be the cotton-pickin' rage of the age
I'm gonna be a diamond some day

Now I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day
I'm gonna grow and glow 'til I'm so blue pure perfect
I'm gonna put a smile on ev'rybody's face

I'm gonna kneel and pray ev'ry day
Lest I should become vain along the way
Hey, I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Fit to Kill and Going out in Style
  • 2 Blue Texas Waltz
  • 3 Saturday Night
  • 4 Ragged Old Truck
  • 5 I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)
  • 6 When the Word Was Thunderbird
  • 7 (We Are) The Cowboys
  • 8 Mexico
  • 9 It Ain't Nothing New Babe
  • 10 The Road